Lisa Maskell Call for Doctoral Scholarships 2025

Gerda Henkel Foundation


The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University, in partnership with the Gerda Henkel Foundation, is pleased to announce a limited number of full-time scholarships for PhD studies. Doctoral scholarships are available for research projects in primarily the historical humanities, in particular to support research projects in the following fields: • Archaeology • History • Historical Islamic Studies • Art History • History of Law • Prehistory and Early History • History of Science Research topics from areas such as cultural studies, political science, and social sciences that explore current issues in a larger historical context, or consciously focus on topics of relevance to the present or the future, such as forced migration, or democracy, are also eligible for support.

Other Criteria

• Applicants from African countries. Priority will be given to qualifying candidates from PANGeA partner institutions. • Applicants should have obtained 70% in the final year of the previous completed degree. • Applicants are expected to provide a sample of their writing with their application: o MA thesis for PhD applicants o Any published academic articles related to your application. • At the date of application, applicants must not be older than 35 to apply for a PhD scholarship. • Applicants must be able to commence studies in February 2025 • Applicants must apply to study at Stellenbosch University in addition to this scholarship application. Apply to the university at the link below. • Applicants are required to contact the department that they intend studying in and to obtain a letter of support indicating that there is supervisory capacity for their research project. This letter of recommendation must be submitted as part of this application. Departments-centres - Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences • Applicants from institutions within the PANGeA network, must obtain a nomination letter from their institution and submit the letter as part of this application.


R450 000 over three years

You must be studying in one of the following countries:

South Africa


31 July 2024

You must be from one of the following countries:


Number of Awards

To be confirmed

You must be studying one of the following:

Cultural Studies, Other, History and Liberal Arts/Humanities

Host Institution

Stellenbosch University


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